Well, even though I'm slightly paranoid about data loss, I am a college student on a slight budget, and my data files are not mission critical, so mirroring (or buying a raid 5 controller and using partity) is out of the question. (though it would have been nice if the MFT alone could be duplicated efficiently)
I went ahead and used LVM at the cost of a performance hit and lack of windows support, I did this so that I can utilize power management on the drives safely. I am also using a different, single drive, for the OS and other slightly more important files.
Thanks for the input.
Last edited by sillygates; 07-20-2006 at 08:10 PM.